Thursday, October 11, 2012


Hi Friends, Followers & Neighbors........

Today, through a friend, I was led to A Project Mustard Seed which caught my interest immediately and was led further...sensing by the Holy read about the lady behind this intriguing idea, Donna Lay.  From there, I journeyed to her blog and that is where I found something wonderful I now share with you.  I know you will find Donna and her words just as fascinating as I do.  Take it, Donna........

Blessed Beyond Measure
A Journey of Faith, Love & everything in between

Several months ago, I came across a poem written by an unknown author called, Are you a Reason, a Season, or a Lifetime? A poem filled with beautiful inspiring words took first place in the mad game of ping-pong. By now, God has taught me enough to recognize and to seize the moments when “people come into your life for a reason, season, or a lifetime.” Immediately I knew I must give credit to where credit is due, saying a tremendous thank you to all who had a hand in the development of Project Mustard Seed! Primarily I thank God for blessing me beyond measure! For remaining faithful in his promises that laid ruminating in my soul and revealing my potential for greatness in the ability to dream dreams. The right people he placed in my life that possessed the talent to fulfill the impossible. In his unfailing love, through selfless acts of kindness, to lessons learned . . . friendships flourished. With each person, his light shines through, illuminating within me an endless supply of strength, courage, and peace.                            
 Donna Lay
Are You a Reason, a Season, or a Lifetime?
When someone is in your life for a REASON,
it is usually to meet a need you have expressed.
They have come to assist you through a difficulty;
to provide you with guidance and support;
to aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually.
They may seem like a godsend, and they are.
They are there for the reason you need them to be.
Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient time,
this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end.
Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away.
Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand.
What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled; their work is done.
The prayer you sent up has been answered and now it is time to move on.
Some people come into your life for a SEASON,
because your turn has come to share, grow or learn.
They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh.
They may teach you something you have never done.
They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy.
Believe it. It is real. But only for a season.
LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons;
things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation.
Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person,
and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life.
It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.
                                          Author Unknown  


Donna is a full-time wife to the man of her dreams and a mother to five amazing kids! Since giving her life to God six years ago, God has blessed her family beyond measure. She is finishing her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a major in Christian Counseling from Liberty University DLP, and she is interning at Freedom House Church of God under the supervision of Pastor Travis Ballinger and Associate Pastor John Unthank. A member of Freedom House, she also serves as an Elder of the church alongside her husband, Michael Lay, where both teach and mentor the College & Career Class ministry. God gifted Donna with a passionate desire, proficiency, and calling to help others “break free,” as she broke free, and become more productive in personal and family goals with a focus on Godly living. She dedicates her life to helping and teaching others see and achieve their fullest potential.   
About Project Mustard Seed 
Come Grow With Us: Relate, Experience, Journey, 
and Celebrate with God!

Our Mission at Project Mustard Seed is to help others experience the joy that comes by knowing God. We want to encourage spiritual growth and provide support throughout your journey to find God's place in your life, and to find your place in God's plan. Together we will celebrate with God by using our gifts and talents to help others improve the quality of their life.Our Vision is for everyone to experience God through encouragement, enlightenment, and exhortations -- connecting individuals through common interests, goals, assistance, and useful information that ultimately promotes growth and positive change.
Our Goal is to help individuals reach their full potential. Project Mustard Seed will continue to add resources that can help individuals grow spiritually, physically, and emotionally to help improve the quality of life for the individual and their families. This site stands on the foundation of Godly living, providing faith, abilities, and strength to those who seek to be more productive in their personal and family goals.

"If you have faith as a mustard Seed, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you." Matthew 17:20
Awesome poem, wasn't it?  Having faith as a mustard seed has always been a mysterious concept to me, but it also gives me hope on those days I see things a bit grey and desolate.  Friends and persons coming in and out of my life at certain times and places increases my hope that in some way each of my relationships with others will bless them in such ways as introducing them to Jesus and the love of our awesome Abba Father.  It's in this very way that I have learned many lessons of life and enhanced my love of the Lord.  Hallelujah and Amen!!  That's it for today, and please come back and bring your friends with you.  I'd love to meet them and make new friends.


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1 comment:

  1. This is an amazing and inspirational site, Mum Donna. And a touching poem. I'm following your blog. Please follow back. On my blog, I welcome guest blog. So feel fee to come post anything you desire. I do guest blogging too. I will like to post a poem on your site. I hope I'm giving the opportunity. Thank you.